About Us

Once you get to know us, you’ll love us – we swear.

The Pub

A warm and friendly traditional style pub, the Fox Goes Free is cozy and warm with a welcoming atmosphere, comfortable seating and a large patio. Our menu is a wonderful blend of traditional pub food and modern dishes designed by a classically trained chef and prepared by seasoned staff. The Fox Goes Free continues to provide friendly service, delicious food and a community hub to enjoy friends old and new.

The People

Having good food in a beautiful setting doesn’t mean much if there aren’t great people there to make the experience stand out. Our team is what sets us apart, their friendly, reliable service is what has made The Fox Goes Free a standby in Pickering since 1993. Expect service with a smile and a few laughs – if we don’t know you by name yet, we will soon!

The Chefs

We pride ourselves in employing skilled, experienced chefs in our kitchen – not just people who can cook. Our team is passionate about handcrafting delicious meals for each and every customer who walks through our doors. We love food, and you’ll feel that in our menu. What can we get you today?

If you enjoy your time at The Fox Goes Free, you just might like our other pub as well!

Talented Chefs Creating Amazing Meals


James is a graduate of George Brown College and The Royal York Hotel culinary program. He is classically trained in French cuisine and knows his way around a British pub menu. James earned his Red Seal in 1995.


Todd has been cooking for over 30 years. A graduate of George Brown college, he started in Italian cuisine but now considers fine dining fusion his specialty. Todd is the man behind our dessert menu and is a great asset in the kitchen.


Dexter is an experienced chef who can make anything from fine dining to chicken wings (which is good, because we sell a lot of chicken wings)! He enjoys making traditional British pub food at a very high level.

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